Taylor Capital Group Inc.'s return to the home mortgage business after eight years illustrates that sometimes it's who you know — and what they know.

Last week the Rosemont, Ill., company hired William Newman and two dozen other veterans of what used to be ABN Amro Mortgage Group Inc. to start a home loan unit. The $4.5 billion-asset parent of Cole Taylor Bank said it wants to generate fee income and rely less on commercial and industrial and residential real estate development loans, where delinquencies are mounting.

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